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   Nurse recruitment event

                    Inviting all registered and newly qualified nurses to a recruitment event at Weston General Hospital

On Thursday 8 November, Weston General Hospital is opening its doors for a recruitment event. The event runs from 3pm-7pm
in the Academy building at the hospital.

So whether you are a registered nurse or newly qualified, or even a student nurse wanting to find out more – come along and see
what exciting opportunities are available for you to work in rewarding environment with all the diversity that comes with a busy
seaside town.
Clinical and recruitment staff will be on-hand to answer questions and you will be able to find out about the
rotational positions on offer within the medical and surgical directorates.

Interviews will also be held at the event – we hope you’ll decide to join the team. To attend, or to find our more, please call Adam
on 01934 647 168, email <wnt-tr.recruitment@nhs.net> or visit NHS Jobs using reference GV409.


New Specialist Dementia Nurse for North Somerset’s Weston General Hospital

                                                                                                              Sarah Oakwood

New Specialist Dementia Nurse for North Somerset’s Weston General Hospital

North Somerset has appointed a new Admiral Nurse for Weston Area Health NHS Trust (WAHT) at Weston General Hospital. Sarah Oakwood will play a key role in ensuring that people diagnosed with dementia, along with their carers and families, will have the best possible access to support following an admission to hospital. Admiral Nurses provide specialist support to people with dementia and their carers and families, giving the one-
to-one support, practical advice and expert guidance that helps people face dementia with more confidence and less fear.

Sarah joins the hospital with over 20 years of experience in dementia care across a variety of roles. She has led projects, developed new services and piloted new and innovative ways of working. This includes dementia training services in partnership with social care in the community and older adults’ mental health liaison services within primary care and acute hospital trusts. Having already worked in mental health liaison within Weston General Hospital, Sarah already has an in-depth view of how this particular acute hospital service runs.

Sarah said: “I’m immensely proud to be offered this important role within dementia care at the hospital. Becoming an Admiral Nurse is something that I have been passionate about for a while so I’m excited to see how this role will develop.

Dementia is a challenging condition and families often do not know where or who they can turn to. To be able to provide tailored emotional and practical support to families in situations like this is very heartening”.

Alongside supporting families, Sarah will be supporting best practice in dementia care amongst other healthcare professionals within the hospital. She will be pivotal in ensuring that families are kept involved and informed following the person with dementia’s admission into hospital. This will include building up bases of support following discharge from hospital so that families can continue caring for the person with dementia.

Sarah Dodds, Director of Nursing at WAHT, said: “The successful appointment of Sarah Oakwood as a full-time Admiral Nurse at Weston General Hospital, delivered as a partnership with the charity Dementia UK, is a fantastic opportunity to take forward the care we give to patients with dementia as well as the vital support that can be offered to their carers”.

Dr Hilda Hayo, CEO and Chief Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK, added: “We are seeing an increasing number of people with dementia being admitted into acute hospital settings. They usually have physical health conditions alongside dementia, and this can make it very difficult to provide the care and support they need. It is vital that they have access to appropriate and robust pathways of care whilst they are in hospital and when they are discharged.

Sarah will have an amazing impact on dementia care within the hospital and wider region. A key part of her role will be supporting families to live as well as possible with dementia, and ensuring that the relevant health professionals are equipped with her fantastic breadth of dementia expertise and experience. Welcome to the Admiral Nurse team Sarah!”

Dementia UK currently has 249 Admiral Nurses with 11 now working in acute hospital settings.

The service will be accessed via a referral system, and all referrals will be triaged by Sarah, so that families facing the most complex cases of dementia get the support they need in a timely way.



- as on the back inside cover of the Village Journal

, which space kindly donared by Butcombe Brewery

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Police General
Crime Stoppers
0800 555 111
District Councillor Wrington 862109
Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford
Out of Hours
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Dispensing Chemist Wrington
Dental Surgery
Baby Clinic, Nurses House, Stockmead, Churchill Tues 10-12 noon
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Bristol Water Works
0800 365 900
National Marriage & Family Guidance Council (Relate) Weston-s-Mare 627206
Caretaker Memorial Hall 862898
Helpline Co-ordinator
0709 298 3064
Samaritans Bristol
Samaritans Weston super Mare
Wrington Post Office 862289
Wrington Website www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk
Veterinary Surgeon 862497
Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:

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